Syrian refugees board a bus as they leave to Syria from the southern village of Shebaa, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Buses carrying hundreds of Syrian refugees from southeastern Lebanon's Shebaa reportedly arrived in Syria's Beit Jin Wednesday evening, in one of the first organized and reportedly voluntary transfers of Syrian civilian families from the area.We are not terrorists, we are people who work in agriculture and graze cattle," a man who identified himself as Tamam told The Daily Star.The returning refugees fled their country to escape death in Syria, crossing over the nearby rugged mountain range. Nearly 1 million U.N.-registered Syrian refugees live in Lebanon, most in dire economic situations.Hajj said she had no memory of her hometown of Damascus. She and her family left Syria two years ago.Some of the refugees waiting to cross told The Daily Star they had made the decision to return home willingly, having endured suffering and poor conditions in Lebanon.
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